tv Early Today NBC September 14, 2012 4:00am-4:30am EDT
today", day of rage. all eyes on the middle east as antiu.s. protest over antimuslim protests. a woman gets nabbed after passing a school bus on the sidewalk. there are reports of another nudehoto scandal brewing for there are reports of another nudehoto scandal brewing for england's royal family. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with high alert. the obama administration is bracing for another day of major demonstrations in parts of the muslim world after today's weekly prayer.
meanwhile, there's a new development into the investigation of this week's killings in libya. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: mara, good morning, there have been arrests in the killings. our workers who were in benghazi have all been evacuated to tripoli. there there are only emergency staff working in the embassy as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today afterriday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> reporter: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany,
then ben ghazbenghazi. they said they're looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and great men. they were committed to the cause of building a brighter future for the people of libya. >> reporter: in washington and on the campaign trail, republicans are pushing the obama administration. >> the world needs american leadership. >> no mixed signals. >> reporter: and blamed protests on the arab spring gone bad. >> what this is all about is american weakness and the president's inability to lead. >> reporter: also we've learned this morning that the fbi will be looking into the man who created that film that touched off this violence and they make it very clear that they're looking at him. apparently he was on probation and not supposed to be using the
internet. their investigation, they say, is not centered around the content of the mara, as they put it, making a bad movie is not a crime. well, help is on the way for the u.s. economy. the federal reserve plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds all in an effort to encourage consumer spending, more investment, and create more jobs. nbc's danielle lee reports from washington. >> reporter: u.s. stocks shot up within minutes of bold steps announced by the federal reserve to stimulate a sw growing economy by making it cheaper for businesses to borrow and spend. federal chairman ben bernanke are hoping it will trickle down to the unemployed. >> the economy appears to be on a path of moderate economy, it isn't growing fast enough to reduce the unemployment rate. >> reporter: job seekers were hit by disappointing jobs numbers in august, 96,000.
45,000 fewer than july and well under the 200,000 jobs needed a month to lower unemployment. >> this is a main street policy. we're about trying to get jobs going. >> reporter: bernanke says the feds will buy $40 million of mortgage debt a month indefinitely and will keep interest rates low. >> we'll have to see if it works. >> reporter: financial experts and lawmakers are leary. they're worried of unintended consequences like rising costs for goods and services. >> it is underscoring the bad economic policies that we've seen coming out of this administration. >> reporter: bernanke disagrees. he's counting on the federal assistance to significantly reduce unemployment within three years. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. and we'll have much more on the market reaction to the fed's move coming up in business. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in ohio, frightening video shows a woman driving up on a sidewalk using it as her own personal shortcut to get around the
school bus stopped with its red lights flashing. that bus was picking up a child who uses a wheelchair. the woman allegedly made a daily habit of the dangerous stunt until she was captured on cell phone video. the police were ready pulling over and citing the driver. in pennsylvania police were also ready with guns drawn when a burglar broke into a woman's apartment. the suspect used to do maintenance in the building. the woman noticed the last time she was robbed there was no forced entry. officers set up a camera and waited. in connecticut a homeowner is hoping to avoid disaster with a little bit of art. she brought in a wood car offer to turn older trees on her lawn into sculptures. she did it after she saw big trees crash into homes after snowstorms. and finally the pittsburgh zoo is now home to a bouncing baby black rhino weighing in at a mere 70 pounds. it's the first rhino born at the zoo in nearly half a century. it's also of note because black rhinos are endangered.
now for a look at your national and regional weather here's meteorologist todd santos with your forecast. that's a tiny baby. >> my dog is 70 pounds. picture picking up a rhino. >> you have a baby rhino in your house. >> won't get any bigger, i promise. well, hey, you know, as many of us head outside this morning, take the dog for a walk, a pretty beautiful one across a good stretch of the east coast. we'll be talking about showers moving in towards boston, southeastern new england. saturday morning. you see some of that does trail all the way back across the mississippi and down to the eastern portions of texas, south eastern texas. thunderstorms will slow down some of your travel. dallas had some thunderstorms. still a chance today but it's shifting to the east and better chances through this afternoon. there's a look at the front tracking it off towards the east. behind it dealing with lots of sunshine, breezy conditions through north texas. also some breezy on shore conditions through florida. that will prompt chances for
showers during the daytime. not expecting to see tropical development across the edge of the florida straits. some shower activity today certainly through southern sections of florida. couple separate batches of showers this morning. joplin, springfield and in the short term through south texas a few showers. some thunderstorm activity earlier this morning. that may help stabilize the atmosphere around san antonio. houston, galveston, corpus christi, a couple of those storms are short time. let's check out your local forecast. philly coming in with 83 degrees. again, we've still been holding on to some of the warm temperatures. starting to see a few more clouds. tampa, cleveland, you're in at least some of the chances for shower activity today. chicago, looking good. >> so, of course, there are only a few areas tracking showers. we'll talk more about temperatures later.
>> thanks, todd. well, the still mu lis stimulates wall street, application for employment benefits spike and what's frowned upon by police. your early morning business headlines straight ahead. now in 3 d. ready to take the box storm. the packers back on track. no news for the nhl and derek jeter is a perfect 10. you're watching "early today." >
back to "early today." i'm mara schiavocampo and here are some of your top headlines this morning. the latest wall street journal poll says president obama leads mitt romney in three battleground states. it shows the president ahead of mr. romney ahead. >> in washington, a memorial service was held at the national
cathedral for astronaut neil armstrong. former astronauts remembered the first man to walk on the moon. in mexico with masked marines, they showed off an arrested top gang drug boss. jose eduardo sanchez led the gulf drug cartel, the second most powerful in mexico. the volcano erupted shooting ash two miles into the sky yesterday. about 11,000 people were evacuated. england's prince william and kate middleton were saddened when they were going to publish topless photos of kate middleton. they feel the photos violate their privacy. now here's an early look at wall street. the dough claesed at 13,539.
the s&p bounced up 23 and the nasdaq zoomed ahead 41. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei leads 164 points while in hong kong the hang seng skyrocketed 582. as we mentioned earlier, wall street finally got the daytona international speedway of fed stimulus it was waiting for thursday and traders were positively gleeful. the dow was up over 200 points. the s&p 500 had its best close since 2007. stocks spiked across the economic spectrum led by materials and bank stocks. that was all in response to the federal reserve led by chairman ben bernanke initiating its third aggressive stimulus program to boost the economy. as long as inflation remains under control, the fed will buy $40 million of mortgage-backed debt every month until the outlook for jobs improves substantially. the central bank said it was unlikely to raise interest rates from current loads at least
until mid 2015. the effects were immediate and dramatic encouraging riskier investment. the green back hit a seven month low against the yen and a four month low against the euro. oil rose more than $1 a barrel above $98. a high not seen since may. gold and silver both climbed to six month highs. the fed move also overshadowed down data. the number of people seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in two months. finally, at least they get one for creativity. police in malaysia have put an end to a cross promotion involving a car wash and a massage parlor. the tribe snap a losing skid, a pair of walk offs in extras and the yankee captain moves up in the all time hit list. plus the packers pull a fast one against the chicago bears. your early morning headlines are straight ahead.
green bay packers relied on their defense and a bag of trips to cave the chicago bears. here's nbc's fred roggin with all your sports headlines. good morning. jay cutler has never won at lambeau field. classic nfl match-up. both offenses couldn't get anything going in the first half. how about the special teams. green bay lined up for a field goal and it's a fake. the holder pitched to crabtree. 13-0 at the half. this was the kind of night that will give cutler nightmares. threw four picks, sacked seven times. aaron rodgers finally found the end zone in the fourth, connected with the ageless wonder donald driver. green bay won it 23-10. hockey fans, i hate to say it but it looks like there's going to be a lockout. the nhl and players association have until sunday night to come up with a new collective bargaining agreement. right now they're miles apart. it will be the second lockout in eight years. baseball, another game, another thriller for the
orioles. manny mu chad doe with a flair to left. trying to make the grab but couldn't come up with t. instead of ending the innings the orioles end the game. baltimore can do no wrong. they sweep the rays with a 3-2 win in 14. orioles were in first place for five hours. then the yankees beat the red sox. derek jeter ended another milestone. he is tied with willie mays. they're tied for first. no lead was safe in texas. the indians answered in the ninth. jason kitness, two run shot. finally, high drama in minnesota. twins down one in the ninth. travis ploof changed that with a big swing. tied it with a home run. span wins it with an rbi single. twins score in the eighth, ninth, tenth and beat the royals, 4-3. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. a big return to the silver
40s showing up. by this afternoon lots of 80s there across the east coast. lower 70s in boston. 74 in kansas city. dallas, still a chance of thunderstorms. the eastern edge of texas have some of the better chances for thunderstorms. in the saturday college game day looking great across a good stretch of the country. louisiana looking ideal there. chicago with some full sunshine and still a chance for some thunderstorm activity for the afternoon in central and eastern texas. if you're watching us on wowt channel 6 in omaha, nebraska, get an up close look at american military uniforms from the civil war to afghanistan at worn with pride, americans in uniform. thanks so much, todd. and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. only two films look destined to make any kind of big splash this weekend at the box office. a family favorite featuring a fish played by ellen degeneres.
finding neem mow 3 d. disney spent 10 million bucks polishing up its 9-year-old animated hate. it should float to the top with $30 million. yoko vish is back in the movies. a fifth film in a franchise that has earned $675 million. it should finish a strong second with at least 20348. finally, one other film note, opening this weekend in limited release, "the master." a film based loosely on scientology and its founder. another strong performance by phillip see more hoffman. it's good to see wa keen phoenix back. he took time off for the bizarre reality documentary thing. >> i never understood that movie. >> you're not alone. >> i'm glad. >> a lot of people were confused by that. finding neem mow, one of my favorite movies of all time. >> i think all the kids are
fired up about that. the movies you don't mind taking your nieces and nephews to. >> absolutely. i think it will do well. this one comes to us from wcau nbc 10 news in philadelphia where the man known as the greatest was honored last night. booking icon muhammad ali received the prestigious liberty medal not for his amazing fetes inside the ring but for his other work. ali is 70 and has parkinson's disease received a kiss from his daughter layla. i'm mara schiavocampo and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
it's finally here. it's friday, ladies and gentlemen. thanks for waking up with us. it's a cool start to our morning. boy, have we enjoyed this low humidity. a different story overseas as protesters continuing to voice their anger over an anti-islamic film. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff in for eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on this friday, september 14th. the alexandria man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow
up the u.s. capitol will be sentenced today. authorities arrested 29-year-old amin al khalifi in february. he got weapons from an undercover agent to try to detonate a bomb near the capitol. he thought he was dealing with al qaeda operatives. he faces between 25 and 30 years in prison. today prince george's county police will canvass a neighborhood hoping to solve the murder of a 17-year-old honors student. police will hand out flyers at the kettering shopping center and mitchellville shopping center. they're looking for information on the death of amber stanley. a man broke into her house and shot her as she was asleep last month. stanley was a senior in high school who had dreams of going to harvard. today central high school in prince george's county will honor a student killed earlier this week. students and staff will wear light blue